Photo Interests - Landscapes
of Natural Light Photography
by Jim Zuckerman
What makes or breaks a picture? Composition, of
course, and perhaps less obvious but equally fundamental--light.
"Subtle or dramatic, the impact of light on an image completely
alters how that image is perceived," asserts Jim Zuckerman,
who discusses the qualities of light--direction, diffusion, harshness--and
how to use them as creative tools. There are many impressive color
photographs (including twilight panoramas of Rio de Janeiro and
interiors of Spanish architectural wonders), but few illuminate
Zuckerman's text like his multiple images of a bikini-clad model
on a beach, taken during a rapidly-changing sunset. While he is
generous with technical details and data, he does not cover black
and white photography.